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ANOTHER PLANE - VANISHES! Air Algerie flight with 116 people onboard drops off radar

ANOTHER PLANE - VANISHES! Air Algerie flight with 116 people onboard drops off radar Watch

Africa

In yet another horrific airline disaster in a year full of them, an Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has simply - dropped off the ...

LOOKING GRIM: Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

LOOKING GRIM: Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus Watch

Africa

Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" in Sierra Leone by the health ministry, had been leading the fight to control the recent Ebola ...

GRIEF TAKES TOLL: At least 11 parents of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have died

GRIEF TAKES TOLL: At least 11 parents of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have died Watch

Africa

Grief and worry takes its toll on human health. Ever since more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by the Boko Haram terror group three ...

Nigerian military swears to retake town after massacre by Muslims

Nigerian military swears to retake town after massacre by Muslims Watch

Africa

The Nigerian terrorist organization Boko Haram has continued its reign of terror, leaving dozens dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa ...

How malnutrition kills, and a painful look at the South Sudan crisis

How malnutrition kills, and a painful look at the South Sudan crisis Watch

Africa

With hundreds of thousands of people, especially children expected to die in South Sudan in the coming months, attention is finally being focused on ...

Mysteries of the Pyramids - Previously hidden painting depicts life in ancient Egypt

Mysteries of the Pyramids - Previously hidden painting depicts life in ancient Egypt Watch

Africa

Found about 1,000 feet to the east of the Great Pyramid of Giza, a 4,300 year-old wall painting has been found. The artwork gives a rare peek ...

South Sudan economy collapsing as millions begin to starve

South Sudan economy collapsing as millions begin to starve

Africa

The awful situation in South Sudan continues to worsen as time runs out for millions of people at risk of starvation. Painfully oblivious to the ...

Will self-testing for HIV in Africa turn deadly tide?

Will self-testing for HIV in Africa turn deadly tide? Watch

Africa

HIV self-testing is being explored as a way of encouraging more individuals in Africa, particularly in high risk groups. It's estimated that less ...

MAJOR OUTBREAK: Ebola outbreak continues to devastate West Africa

MAJOR OUTBREAK: Ebola outbreak continues to devastate West Africa Watch

Africa

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak which has been devastating West Africa has risen to 603, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on ...

Spreading like wildfire - Ebola takes 25 more lives in West Africa

Spreading like wildfire - Ebola takes 25 more lives in West Africa Watch

Africa

Africa continues to struggle with the Ebola virus the World Health Organization (WHO) said on July 8.

CAR rebels siege church, kill unarmed civilians

CAR rebels siege church, kill unarmed civilians Watch

Africa

Showing blatant disregard for life and faith, rebel fighters alongside armed Muslim civilians in the Central African Republic killed several ...

Oil crisis in Libya reaches agreement with rebels

Oil crisis in Libya reaches agreement with rebels Watch

Africa

The North African nation of Libya, free from the iron grip of Colonel Moammar Khadafy has declared that their oil crisis has reached a ...

The Andromeda Strain - Scientist who discovered Ebola virus says 'We're running out of time'

The Andromeda Strain - Scientist who discovered Ebola virus says 'We're running out of time' Watch

Africa

The scientist who discovered the Ebola virus. Dr. Peter Piot says that the current outbreak of the body-melting virus in West Africa, in which ...

'Naked locals with knives' drives Red cross away from Ebola-stricken Guinea

'Naked locals with knives' drives Red cross away from Ebola-stricken Guinea Watch

Africa

The world got a startling demonstration as to why the deadly Ebola virus rages unchecked in some African nations, in spite of the best of ...

Islamist extremists march against Nigeria - church buildings destroyed, dozens killed

Islamist extremists march against Nigeria - church buildings destroyed, dozens killed Watch

Africa

Militant Islamists - typified by the Boko Haram in the African nation of Nigeria, have marched across the country, setting church buildings afire ...

EXPERIMENT IN ETHIOPIA: Charging consumers for condoms instead of handing them out for free

EXPERIMENT IN ETHIOPIA: Charging consumers for condoms instead of handing them out for free Watch

Africa

Getting prophylactics, or condoms into the hands of Ethiopian men is seen as a way to halt the spread of HIV and encourage family planning in the ...

Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marriage to Christian escapes to U.S. embassy

Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marriage to Christian escapes to U.S. embassy Watch

Africa

A Sudanese woman who faced numerous death threats for refusing to renounce her Christian faith is safely in the U.S. Embassy, her husband ...

Obianuju Ekeocha On the Building of a Culture of Life in Nigeria

Obianuju Ekeocha On the Building of a Culture of Life in Nigeria Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

As Pope Saint John Paul II exhorted us, we urge everyone to continue courageously to witness to the dignity of every human life at every stage ...

Has the world no shame? Crisis in South Sudan reaches tipping point

Has the world no shame? Crisis in South Sudan reaches tipping point Watch

Africa

The planting season is past and now the growing season has begun in South Sudan, except there's nothing to grow across the country. Nearly 5 million ...

Sudanese women sentenced to die for apostasy freed after international condemnation

Sudanese women sentenced to die for apostasy freed after international condemnation Watch

Africa

After her case brought international condemnation by the world community. Meriam Ibrahim of Sudan will be freed following her conviction for ...

Has the world forgotten the plight of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls?

Has the world forgotten the plight of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls? Watch

Africa

The faces and names of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian eight weeks ago have finally been made public, putting faces and names to an ...

Ebola virus in West Africa claiming hundreds of lives: Many fear it is now out of control

Ebola virus in West Africa claiming hundreds of lives: Many fear it is now out of control Watch

Africa

Ebola, the horrific disease that causes the body's internal organ to bleed and almost melt away has been described as "out of control" in West ...

Uganda accuses U.S. of blackmail

Uganda accuses U.S. of blackmail Watch

Africa

The U.S. has been accused of blackmail by Uganda, after President Barack Obama's administration cut funding to Uganda and cancelled a joint ...

Benghazi 'mastermind' captured without shot being fired

Benghazi 'mastermind' captured without shot being fired Watch

Africa

Benghazi mastermind, 42-year-old Ahmed abu Khattala was apprehended by an elite Delta Force team. Modeled on the Osama bin Laden raid, the ...

Left in lurch, one in 10 South Sudanese children die in Ethiopian hospitals

Left in lurch, one in 10 South Sudanese children die in Ethiopian hospitals Watch

Africa

Fleeing warfare and unrest, hundreds of thousands of women and their children have been forced out of South Sudan to neighboring Ethiopia, ...

Kenyan children put in harm's way for sexual exploitation and forced labor

Kenyan children put in harm's way for sexual exploitation and forced labor Watch

Africa

Poverty in the African nation of Kenya has forced families - especially those in rural areas, to turn over their children over to forced labor, ...

Biggest blue diamond EVER uncovered in South Africa

Biggest blue diamond EVER uncovered in South Africa Watch

Africa

It has been called - "exceptional." A blue diamond, weighing a staggering 122.52 carats has been unearthed in South Africa. Petra Diamonds says ...

Amnesty for Ugandan guerilla troops slap in face to sexual assault victims

Amnesty for Ugandan guerilla troops slap in face to sexual assault victims Watch

Africa

While some may see it as an opportunity for a nation to move forward and to heal the wounds of war, for many others it comes as a rude slap to ...